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p. 31

Go to the DC Photo Gallery for pp. 30, 32-35

Text: About photo subject matter, Craig is diversified, from people, landscape, art, etc., covering a wide range. He explained that many photographers like to focus on a certain photo interest, but I enjoy more diversity, without feeling constrained or less creative. He felt that one should observe the subjectís point of interest, its context and form, and its graphic element, in order to fully express the feeling of the photographer. To Craig, photography is his source of inspiration. Starting from his basic instinct, then going through his thinking and analytical process, and finally turning out a piece of work, rich in expressive value.

Many think that there are no photo opportunities in their near surroundings, but itís not true for Craig who gets his inspiration from the familiar. Many like travel photography and think that it provides different and interesting shots, but these photos usually turn out to be too common and generalized. Craig explained that unfamiliarity would first appear to be unique and refreshing to the eyes, but after some time, we realize it can many times be quite common. Hence he suggested that we start shooting from our own environment, such as a neighbourhood building or street flora. Due to its familiarity, one ought to be better able to focus on critical detail and structure. [Translated by: AL]

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Steve Highfield07-Jan-2007 12:01
I whole heartedly agree with your comments in the above text, Craig. Well said.
Congratulations on achieving publication, your work richly deserves it. +V
Doria20-Oct-2006 23:28
I do agree with you on the familiarity of the unique. Though it sounds odd to say so.
Guest 12-Oct-2006 07:49
Just back from 3 weeks in Italy and the second paragraph rings true. I found it difficult to spot the original in a world where everything is different to me.

Love the examples they've used here to illustrate your point!
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